• Day4

    Musee d'Orsay, Paris

    September 2, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We had an early start today as we headed over to the Orsay Museum to have a wander around before it opened and to enjoy another French breakfast at a nearby cafe. As a result we were first in line and managed to avoid the crowds again.

    The building is as much a work of art as the pieces on display inside it. It is magnificent!

    The Orsay Museum was originally built as a railway station and was inaugurated in 1900 for the World Fair. The building included a luxurious hotel and grand reception room. With the modernisation of trains the station was gradually abandoned. In 1977 the French government decided to transform the building into a museum and in 1986 the Musee d'Orsay was inaugurated.

    We enjoyed a couple of hours admiring the variety of works of art on display and the building itself. Standing on the inside and looking out through the large clock was amazing. I have discovered that as much as I admire a lot of the classics, Van Gogh, Renoir and Degas, I enjoy the unusual and interesting pieces just as much.

    It was a great start to our day.
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